Materials define the world around us, providing visual and structural guidelines. It is the specific interaction between the industrial and the organic, bringing together conflicting elements and consolidating them, which drives my work. A material’s inherent quality will determine how I work and, influenced by geometry and geology, I explore materials scientifically as well as on an aesthetic level. Drawing allows me to experiment with scale and composition, in order to realize a sculpture’s full potential. I aim to juxtapose the traditional and contemporary, challenge preconceptions of constructional and natural materials, and employ them to preserve, repel, support and resist each other simultaneously.
I would like to thank Steve Hosty at Flexcrete for his generosity and support during the development of my work.